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Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines

Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines

Dr. Leonard M. "Myrt" Gaines Jr., a retired Baltimore internist, died June 26 from heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson, where he had volunteered for more than a decade. He was 86. The son of a civil engineer and a homemaker, Leonard Myrton Gaines was born in Baltimore and raised on Darnall Road in Ruxton. After attending Boys' Latin School for seven years, Dr. Gaines graduated in 1945 from Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and he earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, in 1948. Dr. Gaines was a 1952 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and then took two years of...